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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #16 by Whiskerfish » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 am

just to throw this out there how about 2 smaller coolers. One on each side in the triangular opening below the headers.
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #17 by rcmatt007 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:07 am

not really obvious in the pictures, but those are the struts for the front suspension.

Now that I see the ultracool cooler, the box it is in is quite stout, so I am planning on mounting on the front. Anything that would damage it, would damage a lot more under the three wheeler as well
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #18 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 pm

so really cold this weekend... but I have made some progress. I was going to hang it off the cross tube under the engine, so I bent I couple of 1/8 steel (not easy) and made some brackets.
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #19 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:24 pm

unfortunately this made it too low, when I thought why not run a plate horizontally as there were a couple of 1/4" holes on the corner bracket and then shim it with fender washers to the right height
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #20 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:29 pm

then I thought 1/4 bolts are not very stout, so went with 3/9 grade 8
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and then the cover cover in place
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #21 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm

I will now need to figure out some way to move the plate that covered that area (probably for a license) forward... and then the hose lines
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #22 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:09 am

back at work... the oil lines going into the filter adapter. Because they would rub against a cross member (V-twins vibrate)I slid a piece of vinyl tubing over the oil line... a sacrificial lamb sorry, the picture ended up side down
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #23 by rcmatt007 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:14 am

in place
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cut a couple of pieces of flat steel and then used a piece of screen (union jack motif) across the front
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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #24 by Track T 2411 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:45 am

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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #25 by 5speed » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:51 pm

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Re: adding an oil cooler to a Morgan 3-wheeler

Post #26 by rcmatt007 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 am

so a couple of updates.

First time I started it oil was leaking (badly) at the adapter so I figured the gasket was not well placed. It is really up in the most inconvenient place so you cannot see how it is going together. I took that off and put a tiny bead of oil resistant gasket sealer so I would know it was in place. That worked!

I took it out twice this weekend as the temperatures were in the high 30's. At idle the jugs get hot enough the engine fan comes on at low speed. However the oil never got hot enough to switch the bypass in the adapter. The good news is that cool oil is not going through the cooler.
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"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
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